Madras High Court
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Madras High Court: A Division Bench of R. Mahadevan and Sathya Narayana Prasad, JJ. approved the orders of the Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax, Chennai, to continue with the provisional property attachment till the Adjudicating Authority decides the Benami nature of such property in accordance with law.

The present appeal arises from a common order dated 25-10-2021. The facts of the case that led the appellants to demand a writ of certiorari begin from November 2017. In consequence of the case of V.K. Sasikala, the petitioner’s premises were searched, and various documents were impounded. Subsequently, he received a show cause notice on 01-11-2019, under section 24(1) of Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act, 1988 with respect to him being the benamidar for the beneficial owner V.K. Sasikala, with regard to his share in the Spectrum Mall. The petitioner has henceforth challenged the order of the first respondent for continuance of provisional attachment, under section 24(4) of Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act, 1988.

The counsel for the appellant denied any involvement of the appellant in the alleged benami transaction and submitted that neither did the respondent provide all the documents relied upon, nor was the appellant given the opportunity to cross-examine the witnesses before the impugned order was passed. And so, there has been gross violation of the principles of natural justice in conducting the proceedings.

While the Special Public Prosecutor submitted corroborative evidence, copies of sworn statements referring to the receipt of Rs. 18 crores by the appellant and sales deeds were discovered during searches, which led the respondent to take such recourse. In addition to this, the appellant was provided with sufficient opportunities to raise objections and the respondent has fairly adhered to the provisions of the said Act in passing the order.

The Court, while dismissing the writ petition, held that there was no error in the order passed by the first respondent as the proceedings under Section 24 of Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act, 1988 required a mere prima facie opinion as to the benami nature of the transaction, which was fairly made out in the case. The Court placed reliance on the case of K.L. Tripathi v. State Bank of India, (1984) 1 SCC 43, where the Supreme Court observed that the mandate of furnishing all material documents to the appellant, the exercise of cross-examination and the opportunity of being heard shall be given to the petitioner only after the proceedings for adjudication have commenced and that a writ petition shall not be entertained against a show cause notice.

In view of the aforementioned arguments, the Court dismissed the writ appeal, while the contentions raised by the appellant were left to be decided on merit by the concerned authority.

[V.S.J. Dinakaran v. The Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax, Writ Appeal No. 1174 of 2022, decided on 30-06-2022]


Advocates who appeared in this case :

Vandana Vyas, Advocate, for the Appellant;

Sheela Special Public Prosecutor (Income Tax), Advocate, for the Respondents.


*Arunima Bose, Editorial Assistant has reported this brief.

Case BriefsTribunals/Commissions/Regulatory Bodies

National Company Law Appellate Tribunal, New Delhi (NCLAT): The Coram of Justice Ashok Bhushan (Chairperson) and Jarat Kumar Jain (Judicial Member) and Dr Alok Srivastava (Technical Member) allowed withdrawal of application for initiation of Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process against the Corporate Debtor.

Two appeals were filed against the same judgment passed by the National Company Law Tribunal, Allahabad Bench.

Whether the approval of the Committee of Creditors for withdrawal of the application was required or not on the present matter?

Supreme Court in Swiss Ribbons (P) Ltd. v. Union of India, (2019) 4 SCC 17, held that at any stage, before a Committee of Creditors is constituted, a party can approach National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) directly and that the Tribunal may, in the exercise of its inherent powers under Rule 11 of NCLT Rules, allow or disallow an application for withdrawal or settlement.

In the present matter, the Application under Section 12A was filed on 25.08.2021 on which date settlement between the Appellants and the Corporate Debtor had already been entered. On the day when the Application was filed, there was no requirement of approval of ninety percent of the voting share of the Committee of Creditors.

Tribunal expressed that, when the application is filed prior to the constitution of Committee of Creditors, the requirement of ninety percent vote of Committee of Creditors is not applicable and the Adjudicating Authority has to consider the Application without requiring approval by ninety percent vote of the Committee of Creditors.

Another aspect was that, as per the Memorandum of Understanding, two Demand Drafts of Rs 19 Lacs and Rs 6 Lacs were handed over to the Appellant and the cheque of Rs 38,74,000/- was also given. The cheque of Rs 38,74,000 was returned and subsequently, the said payment was made by RTGS before the order was passed by the Adjudicating Authority.

The entire payment as per the Memorandum of Settlement having been paid, there is no debt of the Appellant- ‘M/s. Ashish Ispat Pvt. Ltd.’ due on the Corporate Debtor.

In the instant case, the entire dues of the appellant were paid by the Corporate Debtor under the Memorandum of Settlement. An application was filed before the constitution of the Committee of Creditors. There was no requirement of directing for obtaining approval of ninety per cent vote of Committee of Creditors for considering the application.

Coram held that the NCLT without considering the facts and sequence of the events had refused to entertain the application on the ground that it was not supported by 90% vote of the Committee of Creditors. Hence, Tribunal opined that present is a case where the Application for withdrawal ought to be allowed permitted withdrawal of CIRP.

The appeal was allowed. [Ashish Ispat (P) Ltd. v. Primsuss Pipes & Tubes Ltd., Comp. App. (AT) (Ins.) No. 892 of 2021, decided on 7-1-2022]


Advocates before the Tribunal:

For the Appellant: Mr. Adhitya Srinivasan, Ms. Shalya Agarwal, Mr. Rahul Patel, Mr. Varun Chugh, Ms. Shagun Shahi, Advocates.

Ms. Mrinali Prasad, Advocate for R1.

For the Respondents: Mr. Aditya Gauri, Advocate for R2.
Mr. Abhishek Kumar Advocate for Kotak Mahindra
Mr. Saket Singh, Mr. Ankur Goel, Advocates (Intervenor)

Cabinet DecisionsLegislation Updates

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), India and the United Kingdom Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (UK MHRA) on cooperation in the field of medical Product Regulation.

The MoU will help in establishing a framework for fruitful cooperation and exchange of information between the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) and the United Kingdom Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (UKMHRA) of United Kingdom in matters relating to Medical products regulation in line with their international responsibilities. The main areas of cooperation between the two Regulatory Authorities include the following:

a)     Exchange of safety information, including Pharmacovigilance where there is a particular safety concern related to the other party. This includes safety concerns relating to medicines and medical devices.

b)     Participation in scientific and practical conferences, symposia, seminars and fora organized by India and the United Kingdom.

c)     Exchange of information and cooperation on Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), Good Clinical Practices (GCP), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Good Distribution Practices (GDP) and Good Pharmacovigilance Practices (GPvP).

d)     Capacity building in mutually agreed areas.

e)     Promote an understanding between the Parties of each other’s regulatory framework, requirements and processes; and to facilitate future regulatory strengthening initiatives for both Parties.

f)     Exchange of information on laws and regulations regarding medicines and medical devices.

g)    Information exchange to support efforts to control unlicensed exports and imports.

h) Coordination at the international fora.

It would facilitate a better understanding of the regulatory aspects between the two sides and could help in increased cooperation in the field of medical products regulation and better coordination in international fora.


Cabinet

[Press Release dt. 04-11-2020]

[Source: PIB]

NewsTreaties/Conventions/International Agreements

A formal Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed today between the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) for data exchange between the two organizations.

The MoU was signed by  Anu J. Singh, Pr. DGIT (Systems), CBDT and  Madhabi Puri Buch, Whole Time Member, SEBI in the presence of senior officers from both the organizations via video conference.

The MoU will facilitate the sharing of data and information between SEBI and CBDT on an automatic and regular basis. In addition to regular exchange of data, SEBI and CBDT will also exchange with each other, on request and suo moto basis, any information available in their respective databases, for the purpose of carrying out their functions under various laws.

The MoU comes into force from the date it was signed and is an ongoing initiative of CBDT and SEBI, who are already collaborating through various existing mechanisms. A Data Exchange Steering Group has also been constituted for the initiative, which will meet periodically to review the data exchange status and take steps to further improve the effectiveness of the data sharing mechanism.

The MoU marks the beginning of a new era of cooperation and synergy between SEBI and CBDT.


Ministry of Finance

 

Cabinet DecisionsLegislation Updates

The Union Cabinet was apprised of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Iceland in the field of Fisheries.  The MoU was signed on 10-09-2019.

The salient features of the MoU are:

  1. Creation of facilities for exchange of scientists and technical experts and their proper placement, especially in areas of estimating Total Allowable Catches in offshore and deep sea areas;
  2. Provision of training to fisheries professionals from key fisheries institutions in the various management aspects on areas of modern fisheries management and fish processing
  3. Exchange of scientific literature research findings and other information.
  4. Exchange of experts/expertise to study the prospects of fishing.  Processing and marketing of products from high seas fisheries for entrepreneurship development.

The MoU will strengthen the existing friendly relations between India and Iceland and will enhance consultation and cooperation on Fisheries including consultation on bilateral issues.


Cabinet

[Press Release dt. 12-02-2020]

[Source: PIB]

Cabinet DecisionsLegislation Updates

Union Cabinet has been apprised of the Agreement on cooperation in polar science between the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), India and the Ministry of Education and Research, Sweden. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on 02-12-2019 during the visit of Their Majesties of the Kingdom of Sweden to India.

India and Sweden are both signatories to the Antarctic Treaty and to the Protocol to the Antarctic Treaty on Environmental Protection. Sweden as one of the eight “Arctic States” is one of the Member states in the Arctic Council whereas India has the Observer Status in the Arctic Council. Sweden has a vigorous scientific program in the Polar Regions, both in Arctic and Antarctic. India likewise, has sustained scientific research programs in both the Polar Regions as well as in the oceanic realm.

The collaboration between India and Sweden in polar science will enable the sharing of the expertise available with both Countries.


Cabinet

[Press Release dt. 08-01-2020]

[Source: PIB]

Cabinet DecisionsLegislation Updates

Union Cabinet has given its approval forsigning a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department for International Development (Government of United Kingdom) on 02.12.2019 for Enabling Energy Self-Sufficiency for Indian Railways.

Implementation Strategy and targets

The   MoU   signed   by   Ministry   of   Railways   with   Department for   International Development (Government of United Kingdom) for Enabling Energy Self-Sufficiency for Indian Railways with the following understanding: –

a.  The Parties agree on the scope of activities to be undertaken as a part of the endeavor for enabling energy efficiency and energy self-sufficiency for the Indian Railways.

b.   Each Participant will, subject to the laws, rules, regulations and national policies fromtime to time in force  governing  the  subject  matter  in  their  respective  countries, endeavour to take  necessary steps to enable energy efficiency and  energy  self-sufficiency for Indian Railways.

c.   The parties agree for Energy planning for Indian Railways i.e. Solar & Wind Energysector, Adopting energy efficiency practices, Enabling Fuel efficiency, Electric Vehiclecharging infrastructure deployment, Battery operated Shunting Locomotives. Capacitydevelopment like training programmes, industrial visits, field visits etc. or any other form co-operation may be approved in writing by the Participants.

d.  The Participants will coordinate the activities, as appropriate, under this MoU. Nothing in this MoU will be construed to prejudice existing or future arrangements for co­operation between the participants.

e.   Blither participant may request in writing a revision, modification or amendment to all or any part of this MoU. Any revision, modification or amendment approved by the Participants will form part of the revised MoU. Such revision, modification or amendment will come into effect on such date as may be determined by the Participants.

f.   This Memorandum of Understanding shall come into force on its signing by the duly authorized representatives of the Parties and any of the Party may terminate this MoU by written communication addressed to the other, in which case, termination of MoU shall take effect six months after receipt of such written communication.

g.  The termination of this MoU will not affect the implementation of ongoing projects and / or programmes which have been agreed before the date of the termination of this MoU. Necessarily, areas of cooperation and forms of cooperation will continue to be enforced for ongoing projects and programmes which have been agreed before the date of the termination of this MoU.

h.  Any dispute or difference between the Parties shall be settled through mutual consultations and negotiations between the participants.

Background:

Ministry of Railways have signed MoUs/ MoCs for co-operation covering technical, policy, research & commercial aspects in field of development of energy sector. The objective of the programme is to support structural reforms and the integration of renewable energy into the electricity grid. To be more specific, it aims to achieve more sustainable and inclusive economic growth, better energy security and reduced carbon emissions.

The MoUs/ MoCs provide a platform for Indian Railways to interact and share the latest developments and knowledge in the railway sector. The MoUs/ MoCs facilitate exchange of technical experts, reports and technical documents, training and seminars/workshops focusing on specific technology areas like Renewable Energy and other interactions for knowledge sharing.


Cabinet

[Press Release dt. 08-01-2020]

[Source: PIB]

NewsTreaties/Conventions/International Agreements

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and the Astana Financial Services Authority (AFSA) have entered into a bilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for mutual co-operation and technical assistance. The MoU was signed by Mr. Ajay Tyagi, Chairman, SEBI and Mr. Mukhtar Bubeyev, the Acting Chief Executive Officer, AFSA.

The objective of the bilateral MoU is to strengthen cross border co-operation in the area of securities regulation. This will facilitate mutual assistance, contribute towards the efficient performance of the supervisory functions, and enable effective enforcement of laws and regulations governing the securities markets.

SEBI has signed bilateral MoUs with securities regulators of a number of jurisdictions. SEBI is also a signatory to the Multilateral MoU of International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).


Securities Exchange Board of India

PR No.: 30/2019

[Press Release dt. 23-12-2019]

NewsTreaties/Conventions/International Agreements

The Union Cabinet approved the proposal of the Election Commission to enter into the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Election Commission of Maldives on cooperation in the field of electoral management and administration.  This includes the exchange of knowledge and experience in the field of organizational and technical development of electoral process; support in exchanging information, institutional strengthening and capacity building, training of personnel, holding regular consultations; etc.

The proposed MoU would promote bilateral cooperation, aimed at building technical assistance/capacity support for the Election Commission of Maldives, envisaging cooperation in the field of electoral management and administration.


Cabinet

[Press Release dt. 04-12-2019]

[Source: PIB]

Cabinet DecisionsLegislation Updates

The Union Cabinet has given approval for the MoU between India and Guinea in the field of Renewable Energy.

Objective:

          The objective of the MoU is:

  1. To establish the basis for a cooperative institutional relationship
  2. To encourage and promote bilateral technical cooperation in the field of renewable energy on the basis of mutual benefit, equality, and reciprocity between the Parties.
  3. Areas of cooperation include Solar Energy, Wind Energy, Bio-energy, and Waste to energy, Small Hydro Storage and Capacity Build.

The Memorandum of understanding will also help in strengthening bilateral cooperation between the two countries.


Cabinet

[Press Release dt. 06-11-2019]

Cabinet DecisionsLegislation Updates

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Maldives on Training and Capacity-Building Programme for Maldivian Judicial Officers in India.

Benefits:

The MoU will promote cooperation between India and Maldives in judicial and other legal areas, and enable the exchange of knowledge and technology in training and capacity building.


Ministry of Law and Justice

[Press Release dt. 06-11-2019]

NewsTreaties/Conventions/International Agreements

Government e-Marketplace (GeM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Union Bank of India (UBI) in New Delhi on October 10, 2019.

Through this partnership, UBI will be able to offer an array of services including transfer of funds through GeM Pool Accounts (GPA), advising of Performance Bank Guarantees (e-PBG) and Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) to the registered users on the GeM portal. The MoU will facilitate a cashless, paperless and transparent payment system on the portal and will create an efficient procurement system for government entities.

Online integration for payments and various banking services is one of the priorities for GeM. GeM has already signed MoU with 14 Public Sector and private banks to enable this.

GeM is also working with other banks, TReDs, and SIDBI to provide invoice financing and Bill Discounting to the MSMEs registered on GeM. This will help MSMEs access easy credit and do better business with Government Departments.

GeM is an initiative of the Government of India offering a one-stop platform facilitating online procurement of common use goods and services required by various government departments, organisations, Public Sector Units. GeM provides tools for Direct Purchase, bidding and reverse auction in a transparent manner for government departments.


Ministry of Commerce & Industry

 [Press Release dt. 11-10-2019]

Cabinet DecisionsLegislation Updates

Union Cabinet has given ex-post facto approval for the MoUs between India and Foreign Broadcasters in the field of Radio and Television.

Benefits:

The MoUs with the Foreign Broadcasters will help:

  1. Public broadcaster in exploring new visions;
  2. New Strategies to address the demands of new technologies and stiff competition;
  3. Media liberalization; and
  4. Globalization.

Major Impact:

Broadcasting of programmes to be obtained through mutual exchange, co-production will lead to equity and inclusiveness among viewers/listeners of DD and AIR. Exchanges of technical Know-how, expertise, and training of manpower would help the public broadcaster to meet the emerging challenges in the field of broadcasting.


Ministry of Information & Broadcasting

[Press Release dt. 09-10-2019]

NewsTreaties/Conventions/International Agreements

Indian Railways have undertaken some major Green initiatives as part of India’s contribution towards mitigation of global warming and combating climate change. To carry forward this green initiative, an MoU was signed between Ministry of Railways and Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) for facilitation of green initiatives in Indian Railways at New Delhi today in the presence of the  Minister of State of Railways, Shri Suresh C. Angadi, Director General of CII Shri Chandrajit Banerjee, Member, Rolling Stock, Shri Rajesh Agarwal and other Railway Board Officials.

The objectives of the MoU:

  1. Energy efficiency in manufacturing facilities and railway workshops.
  2. Greening of Railway properties.
  3. Demonstrative pilots of ‘net-zero energy buildings/ railway stations’.
  4. Capacity and skill development by continuous sharing of best practices on energy and environment through training programmes.
  5. Development of Green procurement policy, waste management policy, solid waste disposal, carbon neutrality, phytoremediation.

Three Coffee Table Publications –one each on Energy Efficiency, GreenCo Rating and Green Buildings(including railway stations) were also released for wide circulation as part of efforts taken by the Indian Railways team as envisaged in MoU.

Indian Railways & CII have been working together since the signing of MOU in 2016 on Green Rating & Energy Efficiency Studies of IR’s Production Units & major workshops and after assessment in last three years, 50 Railway Units including workshops and production units have achieved GreenCo certification. In addition, 12 Railway stations and 16 more buildings and other facilities have also achieved Green certification.

GreenCo rating system developed by CII evaluates the green initiative and the rate of performance of industrial units who are pursuing environmentally sustainable practice and also certifies green building, green campus and green schools, etc.


Ministry of Railways

[Press Release dt. 13-09-2019]

NewsTreaties/Conventions/International Agreements

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed today between the Department of Social Justice, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Salient points of MoU are as follows:

  • Inclusion of target groups of NACO and National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction (NAPDDR) in the programmes of NAPDDR & NACO for awareness generation.
  • Enhanced linkages and effective co-ordination between Injecting Drug Users Targeted Intervention (IDUs-TI) supported by NACO and Integrated rehabilitation center for Addicts (IRCAs) supported by DSJE.
  • Create awareness and educate people about the ill-effects of drugs abuse on the individual, family, workplace and the society at large and reduce stigmatization of and discrimination against, groups and individuals dependent on drugs in order to integrate them back into the society;
  • Develop human resources and build capacity in order to strengthen the service delivery mechanisms for drug addiction treatment.
  • Developing welfare scheme aiming at social inclusion and empowerment of Transgender which face extreme social alienation enhancing their vulnerability to HIV and drug abuse.
  • Address risk of HIV transmission among all substance users through preventive risk reduction messaging on HIV/STI and linkages with Integrated Testing and Counseling Centre (ICTC) and other services.
  • Working towards empowerment of discriminated and vulnerable groups like victims of HIV/AIDS, victims of drug abuse, female sex workers, Persons engaged in Begging and transgender by nurturing a supportive and congenial environment which promotes human development by safeguarding human rights of all, providing social protection and rendering psycho-social care.
  • Include female sex workers and transgender as target group for social defence and drug addicts as a target group for NACO.
  • Reduced incidence of social stigma and discrimination again victims of drug abuse and Children and People Living with HIV/AIDS through programme education setting.

[Press Release dt. 26-08-2019]

Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

Treaties/Conventions/International Agreements

Ministry of AYUSH and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare have signed MoU today to forge inter-sectoral convergence at the level of policy, planning and programme implementation for an accelerated response towards “Tuberculosis Free India” initiative. The intended collaboration between the two Ministries aims at the development of linkages and integration of TB care services within the infrastructure and institutional network of AYUSH. The MoU was signed by Secretary Health and Family Welfare Smt. Preeti Sudan and  Secretary AYUSH, Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha in the presence of Minister of Health and Family Welfare Shri Harshvardhan, MoS Health and Family Welfare Shri Ashwini Choubey and Minister of State for AYUSH and MoS Defence Shri Shripad Yesso Naik.

The MoU with the Central TB Division of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare outlines the scope and extent of AYUSH involvement in sensitization, awareness generation, capacity building of AYUSH institutions and health service providers in the areas of TB diagnosis, control and management. Focused activities envisaged under the MoU will cover joint planning to work with AYUSH organisations & professional bodies and promote adjuvant use of evidence-based AYUSH interventions for, TB control and management. It is also intended to facilitate research collaboration and best practices of AYUSH healthcare and build up capacities for TB-free workplaces and communities. Both Ministries will appoint Nodal Officers for development of implementation plan, modalities of operationalization and steering the collaboration activities outlined in the MoU.


[Press Release dt. 18-07-2019]

Source: PIB

NewsTreaties/Conventions/International Agreements

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the MoU between India and Morocco for developing, promoting and strengthening mutual cooperation between the judiciaries of the two countries.

Impact

The approval will promote cooperation between India and Morocco in judicial and other legal areas and enable the exchange of knowledge in infrastructure and information technology.


[Press Release dt. 03-07-2019]

Ministry Of Law & Justice

NewsTreaties/Conventions/International Agreements

The National Small Industries Corporation signed an MoU with  Common Service Centres (CSC)  e-Governance Services India in New Delhi, for enhancing new offerings for the MSME sector by synergizing each others’ competence. The MoU was signed by Ram Mohan Mishra, AS&DC(MSME) and CMD, NSIC and  Dr Dinesh Kumar Tyagi, CEO, CSC e-Governance Services India Limited.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri. Ram Mohan Mishra,  stated that this MoU will have a special focus on providing services to village level entrepreneurs (VLEs) and would to lead to the exponential growth of Village Entrepreneurs in the country. The MoU will also enable CSCs to utilize a plethora of  NSIC offerings through the NSIC portal www.msmemart.com.


[Press Release dt. 22-06-2019]

[Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises]

NewsTreaties/Conventions/International Agreements

List of various MoUs (Memorandum of Understanding) signed by India with other nations on several subjects:

Cyber Security

The MoU intends to promote closer cooperation for exchange of knowledge and experience in detection, resolution and prevention of security-related incidents between India and Finland. The MoU was signed in January, 2019.

Railways

The MoU will facilitate the exchange of information, expert meetings, seminars, technical visits and implementation of jointly agreed cooperation projects. The MoU was signed in March, 2019.

The MoU will facilitate the exchange of information, expert meetings, seminars, technical visits and implementation of jointly agreed cooperation projects. The MoU was signed in April, 2019.

Legal Metrology

Union Cabinet has approved a Memorandum of Understanding in the field of Legal Metrology between India and Kyrgyzstan.  The MoU will be signed on the sidelines of SCO from June 13-14, 2019.

Benefits:

  1. Exchange of information and documents relating to legal metrology;
  2. Develop a training programme for officials and non-officials dealing with the subject of legal metrology;
  3. Exchange of officials, experts and professionals for mutual cooperation in the area of legal metrology;
  4. Participation in Seminars, Workshops, Meetings, Attachment Learning Programmes, etc. in area of mutual interest, as may be appropriate;
  5. Establishment of requirements for pre-packaged goods and carrying out the state metrological supervision of pre-packaged goods;
  6. Review of the status of the rules/regulations on pre-packaged goods.
  7. Sharing of experience in carrying out of metrological supervision in mutual settlements between producers and consumers.

Astronomy

The MoU will lead to new scientific results, human resource development through increased scientific interaction and training, joint use of scientific infrastructure, etc. The MoU was signed in November, 2018.

Health

The Union Cabinet, has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare for signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare of the Republic of India and the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic in the field of Health.

Scope of Cooperation:

The Memorandum of Cooperation covers the following areas of cooperation:-

  • Strengthening of healthcare systems;
  • Non-communicable diseases, communicable diseases and anti-microbial resistance;
  • Development of hospital management systems and health information systems Hospital Management;
  • Maternal and child health;
  • Medical Researches;
  • Exchange of experience in the transplantation of kidney and liver, cardiac surgery, oncology, orthopedics, traumatology, etc.;
  • Improving capacity of human resources in the field of health;
  • Exchange of information and experience in the field of regulation of pharmaceuticals & medical devices circulation;
  • Exchange of experience and information on good practice of clinical trials of medicines and medical products;
  • Integrated surveillance of diseases;
  • Arranging visits for the experience exchange among physicians, nurses and IT-specialists;
  • Exchange of experience on e-health;
  • Providing  opportunities   for  health  specialists   to  receive  training  and professional development at the “India-Kyrgyz Center for InformationTechnologies” with further internships in the Republic of India;
  • Health Tourism; and
  • Any other area of cooperation as may be mutually decided upon.

Implementation:

A Working Group will be set up to further elaborate the details of cooperation and to oversee the implementation of this Memorandum of Understanding.


[Source: PIB]

Business NewsNews

SpiceJet in its statement stated that: “The reciprocal partnership will allow opening of new routes and destinations for passengers of the two airlines.”

SpiceJet passengers from 51 domestic destinations will be able to access Emirates’ network across the US, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Code-sharing allows an airline to book its passengers on its partner carriers and provide seamless travel to destinations where it has no presence.

[Source: PTI]